Writing at Bangor University

Situated in the dramatic landscape of North Wales, Bangor University provides inspiring views on its doorstep. From the Snowdonia Mountain range to the serene British coast, the location is definitely one of the reasons students choose to take a course in Bangor. It was rated amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for student…… Continue reading Writing at Bangor University

The Dylan Thomas Bookbus

If you’ve been to Latitude, Festival No 6, Greeman, Laugharne Weekend, Do Not Go Gentle or quite a few other events recently, then there’s a chance that you came into contact with Dylans Mobile Bookstore. Headed by respected author and literary aficionado Jeff Towns (otherwise known as the ‘Dylan Thomas Guy’), publicised by Joe Towns and driven by…… Continue reading The Dylan Thomas Bookbus

The Spoken Word in Wales

Welsh Performance Poetry Performance poetry can be defined as spoken word which is intended to appeal to a live audience. With a current slant towards the US style events of ‘Slam Poetry’, it is an art form which is adaptable and fluid. Enjoying a particularly popular time, performance poetry is  gaining acceptance in the mainstream open mic…… Continue reading The Spoken Word in Wales

Celebrating Cinnamon Press

Cinnamon Press is a small, family-run press based in North Wales and was established in 1995. As an independent publisher, they aim to publish a large percentage from Welsh writers but also take on books from all over the world, including New Zealand, South Africa and China. They publish fiction, poetry and selective non-fiction and…… Continue reading Celebrating Cinnamon Press

Writer Feature: Jon Gower

Jon Gower – not to be confused with the 14th century poet John Gower – is a writer of prodigious ability, and not just literary ability. Writer, naturalist, presenter, reporter, editor – Gower has his pick of titles. From 2000 to 2006 he acted as BBC Wales’ Arts and media Correspondent. During this time he…… Continue reading Writer Feature: Jon Gower

Literature Wales: A History

Formerly the Academi, Literature Wales is a powerhouse of Welsh literary scene. Its manifestations are manifold. National literature agency. Society of writers. Publisher of two magazines (literary magazine Taliesin and listings magazine A470.) But whatever aspect is concentrated upon, Literature Wales always has the same goal in mind: the promotion of Welsh literature, in both…… Continue reading Literature Wales: A History